The parent who does not live with or have custody of the child, but does have responsibility for paying child support.
Any individual that is absent from the home and is legally responsible for providing financial support for a dependent child.
The parent who is not living with her or his child or children and has a legal duty to provide support for the child or children. Also, a parent who does not have legal physical custody of a child or children in a child support enforcement case. Also referred to as the Noncustodial Parent (NCP).